Fall 2008

Clinical Assessment

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-53


Amy P. Demorest (Section 01)


This course will examine methods used by clinical psychologists to understand the psychology of individual personalities. The course will focus on the analysis of narrative imagery to decipher the dominant patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that reflect the way an individual organizes his/her experience of the world. We will study narratives freely generated (i.e., autobiographical reports) as well as those generated to a standard psychological test (i.e., the Thematic Apperception Test). In the second half of the course, students will each pick a psychological test to study in detail and will lead class meetings devoted to those tests. Limited to 15 students. Open to juniors and seniors. Fall semester. Professor Demorest.